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Health News on April 26, 2011

Patients with HIV infection at greater risk of developing heart failure
A study has found that patients with HIV infection, who do not have a prior history of coronary heart disease, may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure. ANI

Streptococci, E. coli put newborns at risk for sepsis
A study has found that the most frequent pathogens associated with sepsis are group B streptococci (GBS) in full-term infants and Escherichia coli in pre-term infants. ANI

Decrease in protein levels could be sign child will develop diabetes
A study has found that the decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation could be a sign that a child will develop diabetes. ANI

Anti-inflammatory drugs reduce effectiveness of antidepressants
A recent study has found that anti-inflammatory drugs, reduce the effectiveness of antidepressant medications, also known as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). ANI

Eating moderate quantity of red pepper can help curb appetite
A study has found that eating a moderate quantity of red pepper can help curb appetite. ANI

Tai chi benefits people with chronic heart failure
The ancient Chinese meditative exercise of tai chi appears to improve the quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy for people suffering from chronic heart failure, according to a new study. ANI

Increased computer use by adolescents linked to multiple-risk behaviours
A new study has established a strong association between computer and Internet use in adolescents and their engagement in multiple-risk behaviours (MRB), including illicit drug use, drunkenness and unprotected sex. ANI

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